Explore Hernando Beach, FL
By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Hernando Beach, Florida, is a waterfront community located just north of Tampa along the the Gulf coast of Florida. The area was first developed in the 60s as a waterfront community and homes are located on wide canals. Some neighborhoods of Hernando Beach are located on saltwater canals with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. Other neighborhoods are located on freshwater canals and boaters will use a boat lift to gain access to the saltwater canals that lead to the Gulf of Mexico.   Hernando Beach is a popular boating and fishing community that offers many different styles of homes in a wide price range. If you think you cannot afford waterfront living, you need to take a look at the waterfront homes that are available in Hernando Beach!  Waterfront Homes for Sale in Hernando Beach, ...
By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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There are many things you can do around Hernando Beach and Weeki Wachee even on a cold day in January. Jenkins Creek and the adjacent Linda Pedersen Park is located off Shoal Line Blvd between Weeki Wachee and Hernando Beach. The area is popular with fishermen and in the summer, people enjoy taking a dip in the swimming hole. After a few days of nice weather in the 70s, temperatures dipped low again and today the high was in the low 50s. The water temperature in the Gulf of Mexico and the canals around Hernando Beach also have cooled off considerable. Today, we went to Jenkins Creek to see if the Manatees had started to gather yet. There were about 6-8 individual Manatees in the waters. We could see them from the observation tower and the boardwalk at Jenkins Creek. There are four Manat...
By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Neighbors and residents of the Hernando Beach Florida waterfront community gathered last weekend for a holiday lighting ceremony at the Hernando Beach Fire Station. The firefighters had organized this event and invited the community for an evening of fun and fellowship! They had done a great job with the light display decorating the fire station! Oh, and there was hot chocolate and cookies, too! While waiting for the countdown to the lighting ceremony, the fire safety house was on hand to teach kids about smoke and fire. Santa rode in on a fire truck.... the reindeer are off for a few more weeks while Santa and Mrs. Clause were getting an early talking to kids big and small!  Hernando Beach, Florida is a residential boating and fishing community located just north of Tampa at the west c...
By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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 New on Market! Waterfront Home in Hernando Beach Florida!DIRECT GULF ACCESS!Oversized Waterfront Lot with 100 ft of Waterfront! Contact Silvia Dukes, REALTOR and Broker Associate with Tropic Shores Realtyto find out more information and schedule your showing!  Call 352-584-7441 You could be the new proud owner of this beautiful waterfront home in the desireable Hernando Beach waterfront community - a boating and fishing community - and start enjoying waterfront living right from your own backyard!  Property Details:Living Area under Heat/Air: 1115 SFTotal Area under Roof: 1676 SFBedrooms: 2Baths: 2Garage: 1Lot Size:  10,000 SF     Dimensions:  100 ft x 100 ft    Waterfront:  100 feet with Seawall This Hernando Beach waterfront home offers plenty of space for living and entertaining wit...
By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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The time changed last night and we finally got our one hour of time back that we lost when we had to "spring forward" a few months ago! No one could be happier about this than I.  My plans for this "long" weekend involved house cleaning on Saturday and taking a day off today.  Of course, it didn't quite work out that way. I ended up showing waterfront homes in Hernando Beach and Weeki Wachee, Florida to two different buyers on Saturday which proved to be just as productive as house cleaning and definitely more pleasurable!  I let you decide for yourself how pleasant by sharing a photo of the view from one of the homes we looked at in Hernando Beach, Florida.  At the beginning of November, we are having some gorgeous weather! It's dry, not humid, and day time temperatures are in the high...
By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Who can ever get enough of sunsets? I don't. They are different every night and always worth capturing in a photo. Over time, I've accumulated quite a collection of beautiful sunset photos. Just in case you missed it tonight, I'm sharing with you the latest from this evening:  A glowing sunset over the Gulf of Mexico in Hernando Beach, Florida!   Waterfront living is a lifestyle.  Working with a Hernando Beach Realtor who lives and stays active in the community will give you the local perspective!  If you are looking for waterfront homes for sale in Hernando Beach, Florida, and would like more information about our community and living in Hernando Beach, Florida, please contact me by email or call 352-584-7441
By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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Real Estate Photography - Capturing the MoodReal estate photography should highlight the property, whether it is a home, condo, duplex, or even raw land. Therefore, the subject property will dictate to an extent what pictures need to be taken.  Most photos will concentrate on interiors and features to show potential home buyers what the home looks like on the inside. Ideally, photos should also convey a sense of layout. Another important aspect of real estate photography is capturing the mood by taking advantage of exterior features and geographical orientation such as the direction someone will look to from a back or front yard.   In this example of a waterfront home located in Hernando Beach, Florida, the backyard has a view of intersecting canals looking toward the West.Expansive wat...
By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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As a blogger, whether your are fairly new or have been doing this for a while, have you ever asked yourself who is reading what you are producing? At this month's meeting of the Hernando Beach Property Association - my neighborhood and the area I love to work and play in - I was approached by a lady who I hadn't met before. She introduced herself, saying she really wanted to meet me. A little surprised, I asked why? Well, it turns out, when she was looking to move to the Hernando Beach area, she would frequently read my Hernando Beach neighborhood blog posts. Her statement was, well I learned so much about Hernando Beach, the area, the people, and the market, it felt like I was coming home when I finally closed.  Needless to say, she made my day (or evening) that night!  You just never ...
By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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Photo Editing for Real Estate "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words" ... and you may add "if done right".  Especially in real estate, photos are often the first thing that buyers will look at when searching for homes and only if the pictures are enticing, look for more information from descriptions or even contact the real estate professional. Before publishing a photo, it is worthwhile to see if it could be improved in its appearance. For editing of my photos I use ipiccy, an online photo editor that allows me to adjust brightness, contrast, crop, cut and even add text if I wish.  Here is an example of a photo edit: BEFORE Photo EditingThe pool photo below was taken at one of my waterfront properties for sale in Hernando Beach. It was taken with a wide angle so in the BEFORE photo, the ...
By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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Hernando Beach Florida Waterfront Home PLUS Second Waterfront Lot SOLD!by Hernando Beach Realtor Silvia Dukes PA, Tropic Shores Realty Another great Hernando Beach Waterfront Home has just sold!  This home is located in the Hernando Beach Central neighborhood and the buyers also purchased the adjacent waterfront lot! They will enjoy amazing views and sunsets across the wide canal all the way to the Gulf of Mexico!   This 2-story stilt home with three bedrooms and three baths has an open floor plan featuring high ceilings and plenty of windows to maximize the water views.  A large eat-in kitchen comes with newer appliances, pantry, breakfast bar and a spacious dining area overlooking the water.   Property Details:Built:  19982-Story Stilt Home, 3 Bedrooms, 3 BathsLiving Area under Heat/A...
By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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Hernando Beach Florida Waterfront Home Sales April-May 2016 Inventory of available Hernando Beach waterfront homes is decreasing and average and median prices are beginning to increase. There is still the occasional "good deal" available that comes along as a foreclosure property at a low price but these type of properties will also require some additional investment for repairs and remodeling. Nevertheless, waterfront homes in the Hernando Beach Florida community are still very affordable compared to other coastal communities.  Hernando Beach consists of three distinct neighborhoods that differentiate by their access to the Gulf of Mexico.  The Central and South Hernando Beach neighborhoods are located around freshwater or brackish canals and boaters use a boatlift into the saltwater c...
By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Hernando Beach Florida Waterfront Building Lot Sales January to May 2016 Available waterfront building lots in Hernando Beach, Florida remain plentiful with a wide selection for buyers to choose from. Currently, there are a total of 123 waterfront lots for sale in Hernando Beach, of these 52 are located on saltwater canals with direct Gulf access and 71 are located on freshwater or brackish canals that have indirect access to the Gulf of Mexico via a boat lift.  Current Inventory:  123        List Price Range:  $18,000 - $329,900                                                Average:  $76,880      Median:  $50,000                    Direct Gulf Access:  52                                                List Price Range:  $42,000 - $329.900                                               ...
By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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Hernando Beach Waterfront Living:  Poolside SunsetThere are many reasons why people enjoy waterfront living in Hernando Beach, Florida. Boating, fishing, swimming, paddle boarding and other water sports are just a few of the many activities available.  Then there is the quiet enjoyment of nature whether that is watching dolphins swim by, birdwatching, or sitting by your pool in the evening enjoying yet another spectacular view of the setting sun.  Looking to Buy or Sell a Waterfront Home in Hernando Beach, Florida?If you are a Hernando Beach Florida  homeowner and are thinking about selling your home or if you are a buyer looking to buy a waterfront home in Hernando Beach, I look forward to the opportunity of assisting you with your real estate needs. Please call or text me at 352-584-7...
By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Blessing of the Fleet in Hernando Beach Florida 2016 The Hernando Beach Yacht Club opened the boating season with its annual Blessing of the Fleet yesterday.  A land ceremony attended club members, guests and local dignitaries was followed by the blessing of each boat by a local chaplain.     Boaters then proceeded down Marlin Canal in Hernando Beach to the open water of the Gulf of Mexico for a wreath laying ceremony honoring any seafarers who have lost their lives at sea.  The event was open to the public.  The festivities continued after boaters returned with a dinner at the Hernando Beach Yacht Club.  The Blessing of the Fleet is a century old tradition to ensure the safety of seaman and vessels. It it thought to have originated in the Mediterranean and is still celebrated today.   ...
By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Hernando Beach Florida Waterfront Home Sales January to March 2016 Several Hernando Beach waterfront homes sold in the first quarter of 2016.  Inventory of homes for sale has increased by five units since the beginning of the year.  Home buyers can choose from a variety of locations, styles, and sizes in a wide range of prices that will fit any budget in this waterfront community. Currently Available Homes for Sale in Hernando Beach, Florida:                                                                Price Range                        Average               Median Direct Access                     29             $132,500 - $699,000         $337,251              $289,900Middle                                10             $245,900 - $425,000         $333,450              $323,300South...
By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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Hernando Beach Florida 34607 Home Sales December 2015 and January 2016 Waterfront home sales continued to decrease in December 2015 in the Hernando Beach community.  Three Hernando Beach homes sold during December bringing the total of waterfront home sales in 2015 to 96 homes for this area. Two of the homes that sold in December are located in neighborhoods with direct Gulf access.  The third sold home is located in the deed restricted neighborhood of Hernando Beach South.  Sales prices ranged from $94,000 for a cottage-style home to $305,000 for a two-story stilt home. Since the December market update, inventory of homes for sale in this waterfront community has increased by two units.  There were also some price reductions in the existing inventory which is resulting in currently ove...
By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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Hernando Beach Florida 34607 Home Sales October and November 2015 Waterfront living in Hernando Beach, Florida, 34607 is a dream for many that could become reality with affordable home prices in this beautiful waterfront community just north or Tampa, Florida.    Waterfront Homes for Sale in Hernando Beach, FloridaHome sales in Hernando Beach increased in October compared to September but then decreased again in November.  To date, 93 waterfront homes sold in Hernando Beach this year with the majority of sales taking place in the first 6-7 months of the year. Much lower inventory may be a contributing factor to the slow down in the last few months.  Inventory of waterfront homes for sale in Hernando Beach has decreased again since the Hernando Beach October home sales report.    Waterfr...
By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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Home for the Holidays in Hernando Beach Florida 34607 Hernando Beach is a small residential waterfront community just north of Tampa, Florida on the Gulf Coast of Florida.  We may be a small community but we have great community spirit!Especially during the holidays, the people in Hernando Beach show off their homes with festive decorations and participate in the various holiday events in the community. There is even a friendly contest over the best holiday decorations. Each year, there is a Christmas boat parade that begins at the Hernando Beach Yacht Club and winds its way through the water ways in Hernando Beach. Neighbors plan their parties around the parade so their friends from other areas can take part in the enjoyment.   For several years now, the Hernando Beach Property Owners ...
By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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Veterans Day Commemoration at VFW in Hernando Beach Florida The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236 hosted a Veterans Day commemoration this morning.  The festivities began with the posting of the colors by the color guard of Central High School and the singing of the national anthem followed by drill performances by members of the ROTC of Central High School in Hernando County. Among the dignitaries present were two County Commissioners and the Supervisor of Elections. After the ceremony, guests were treated to lunch inside the post.  
By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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Time Change Blues! Yesterday's time change back to "normal" gave us back the one hour we had to give up in the Spring to "save daylight."I really enjoyed my "extra" hour yesterday and it seemed the day went on forever.  What I don't like is that it's getting dark at 6 pm now.  Nevertheless, it was a beautiful evening for a walk.  Enjoy the evening sky across the wetlands in Hernando Beach, Florida.  Looking for a place to live where you can enjoy beautiful views and leisurely evening walks?For more information about waterfront homes for sale in Hernando Beach, Florida, please contact me by email or call 352-584-7441.   

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